X-linked hypogammaglobulinemia


An X-linked primary immunodeficiency characterized by a deficiency of circulating B-cells with a corresponding decrease in immunoglobulins and increased susceptibility to infection by pyogenic bacteria after the loss of maternal antibodies.
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